IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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  Common names: sea-catfish (English), cuminate (Espanol), bagre (Espanol)
Bagre pinnimaculatus (Steindachner, 1877)

Red sea-catfish,     Long-barbled sea-catfish

Body moderately robust; head shield mostly smooth; lips thin; only two pairs of barbels; upper barbel broad, ribbon-like, reaching to middle part of anal fin; palate teeth in four patches, but fused to form continuous band, except patches may be separate in young;  gill rakers on first arch 1-2 + 3-4; none on rear face of first two arches; dorsal rays I, 7, dorsal spine with very elongate filament; anal rays 27-32; pectoral rays I, 13, pectoral spine with long flattened filament reaching to end of anal fin.

Steel blue to nearly black on back, silvery white with a pink cast on sides and white on belly; fins generally pale.

Maximum size, 70 cm.

Habitat: common in coastal seas and estuaries.

Depth: 0-20 m.

Gulf of California to northern Peru.   


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